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's an absolutely great day's start. we have the big dome of canadian high pressure running the forecast. today, cut and paste of the word pleasant. >>> the trouble is north of us, but southbound. here's sharon. >>> big trouble on 95 southbound. all lanes are blocked from the get go this morning on 95 southbound. that's just in the area past maryland, 222. that's perryville. you can see, the traffic is diverted off of 95 southbound because of it. it's diverted from exit's 193. you can take pulaski to get around the situation. expect delays on 95 and delays on pulaski as well. we have an accident past the maryland line. another one in rosedale, a new one in hampstead at st. paul street. speeds on the beltway are up to par and above. everything's running smoothly on the top and the westside. traffic is diverted at 272. there's an accident there and there's another shot of 95 and 275. remember, wjz is always on, go to wjz.com for more. back to you, don. >>> this was the breaking news from overnight, two security officers were shot. andrea fujii is live with more. >> reporter: good morning, don an every
, or 80. or yesterday, it was 100. so it's two degrees lower. not a big difference. easton, 102. d.c. at 103. and ocean city, at 100 degrees. that's the way it feels on your skin. >>> bernadette woods joins me now with a current look at the advisories in effect. and look toward the end of the week changes. >>> we have the heat advisory in effect for all of us earlier. western side of the bay. still in effect for the eastern shore here. but there's also an air quality alert, code orange for the baltimore region and d.c. region. that probably is going to be extended because we're still going to have high temperatures. but eventually, cooler air is coming our way. and that is coming pretty soon. later this week, notice how on the eastern part of the country, or northeastern part, there is a big dip coming. that's going to bring in much more comfortable air. we'll let you know how comfortable coming up. >>> first warning weather coverage continues live now with adam may. the dangerous heat this can be. >> well, that cooler weather bernadette has told you about, it can't come soon enoug
to do what he calls, informing voters. >> i don't care how much misinformation, big lies they put out. the people in this state are going to vote against the dream act in november. >> reporter: charlie works in progressive maryland, which represents the illegal immigrants. she said all of those who petitioned voters, there are many more who support the dream act. >> they'll believe that it's an issue of fairness. >> reporter: about 56,000 signatures were needed to place the dream act on a referendum. state election officials received more than double the number of required names. kai, back to you. >> okay. thank you, gigi. >>> with increasing optimism, the nfl season will kick off in time. sports director mark viviano joins us now with the latest on a court ruling. >> reporter: a u.s. appeals court has ruled that the owners lockout and players stand. but a joint reaction from the league and the players states that a court decision really doesn't matter to either of them. because both sides are working on a deal. another long day of north negotiating. and while there is a gag order res
up today on eyewitness news tonight. >>> the other big story, a 22- year-old city man is in custody and a woman and her baby have been released from the hospital after a carjacking. we're live where the story started. mike hellgren has information on the investigation. good afternoon, mike. >> reporter: good afternoon, don and everyone. the mom had a bit of a cut on her head. she and her baby survived after jumping out of a moving car on the beltway. this is new video that wjz obtained of this man. he's under arrest for carjacking a lexus with a mom and baby inside. it happened last night. he took them on a terrifying ride. he stole the car in west baltimore. chase wound on to i-95 south and on to the beltway. white, who's from baltimore has a criminal record. he's found guilty in 2009 of marijuana position and march of this year, fined $160 for accessive speeding. during the chase, the lexus sideswiped a trooper. the trooper saw the door fly open. the mom is a 24-year-old, her baby is 20 months old. as the car sled on the beltway -- as the car slowed on the beltway, they both jumpe
to drop the humidity. that will make a big difference. you can at least go in the shade and get a little bit of relief. the front stays to the south. when this does, just off to our west there's a new round of heat getting underway. that will expand not north and east, so it's moving our way. as far as numbers go we did get into the 90s. it's starting to spread east still in the 90s for dallas. that air is coming our direction. so today we're going up to 94 degrees, scattered thunderstorms. if anything becomes strong or severe, we will pass that along. then tomorrow still very warm. we're still in the 90s. this is our relief, but we are going to be much less muggy than we have been. so we'll try and focus on that. >> yes. we'll think positively. wjz 13 is always on. here are the top stories on wjz.com. for instant updates and the updated forecast, please log,,,, >>> children with adhd and other developmental disabilities are at greater risk when crossing the street. the study revealed those more easily distracted are more likely to be hit by a car. it's recommended that children with adh
this kind of heat can lead to big-time problems, especially if, like, these guys, you're out working in it. but it's the elderly that are most at risk. already, a 95-year-old woman and an 81-year-old man in the city have died from heat- related complications this summer. that's why health officials are urging people to check in on their elderly neighbors frequently, with a warning that it takes time before effects of the heat can karch up with you. -- catch up with you. >> so the two, heat-related deaths we have had this summer have come after a string of code reds. so when you check on your neighbors, check on them on the day of the code red. but also check on them the day after, and the day after that. >> reporter: fatigue, heavy sweating, muscle cramps, headache, nausea, all signs doctors say the heat is taking a toll on you. city residents can come out and get free ice water. >> reporter: ice water, the key word here. doctors say it is really important if you're going to be spending any time outdoors to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. they also say it's important to take lots of frequent br
a big purchase is doing just that. i'm mary bubala, that story is next on eyewitness news. >>> i'm jessica kartalija. and we are here with elmo. and we're talking about the late, great jim henson. that story is next on wjz. >> yeah, baby. >>> any pop-up storms in the region. meteorologist bernadette woods is back with your updated first warning forecast coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,, >>> out of the ashes. a baltimore city church struggles to rebuild. flames tore through the paradise greater christian center. while the sanctuary was destroyed, the church's pastor says thankfully no one was injured. >>> we as a people, not only need to be focused, but as a community, we need to watch out for each other. but it also tells them, through tragedy, god will give us victory. >> a special fundraiser to help the church rebuild will take place tonight. >>> many cities across the nation are privatized across the nation. mary joins us now with more. mary? >> the city purchased a brand new piece of equipment to take care of business. >> this is what 120,000 dollars can buy. a new paver to smooth
, and smartest associates, only at hhgreg, we help. >> wjz viewers step up to the plate in a very big way. >> and the maryland food bank is the real winner here. >> orioles fans donated 4600 pounds of food at the wjz and masn orioles food drive. >> that was more than we collected last year. it was great to see money donate to go a good cause. >> we're a proud sponsor of the food drive. >>> to say my bucket was very quiet on saturday. >> was it? >> a lot of paper in it. >> i know. that's good. that's what's changed this year. you know what i was saying? cleveland cash is good for us too. they were good for us. >> i complimented the cleveland fans because they were incredibly generous and i wanted them to know that even though we wanted to run them in the ground on the diamond, we wanted them to donate. >> and we did. >> we did, yes. a role reversal at the airport. >> nothing really surprises me i guess, so -- >> i'm surprised it hasn't happened sooner -- >> the airport attack that everyone is talking about. the big trouble a passenger is in for turning the tables on the tsa. >> the legal
. the starter had a big game for the orioles as they took on the indians last night. he gave up three hits in seven innings of work. the orioles squeaked out a win five to six in a nail bite their went to the final inning. that win breaks a nine-game losing streak. >>> and the orioles wrap up their series with the indians this afternoon at camden yards. you can see the game live at 1:30 on wjz 13. >>> that's right. it is here, they won after nine games. i was there to see it all. >> you were there to see it all. i was right there. good game. >> we were there part of the food drive, wjz, management of the orioles collecting donations and food for the maryland food bank. it was a wonderful afternoon. folks were in a good giving mood. a lot of folks came in from all over the place. >> i liked telling them when they give how much they help. one dollar feeds two people. so double that and it's very nice. >> makes a big difference. >> we've been saying, wonder how generous the indians' fans would be, very generous and cordial. the orioles fans kept up. i had a family the millers that came up fro
:00 and 6:00. we're live near the airport, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> a lot breaking on this big story on the bwi parkway. we'll have more for you on this still-developing story coming up at 5:00 and 6:00 live. >>> casey anthony could walk free in 24 hours. the verdict is being analyzed from coast to coast. karen brown reports for wjz on what happens now. >> reporter: people are already lining up to get a seat for casey anthony's sentencing. many can't believe she was cleared of murdering her daughter caylee. >> maybe someday she's going to wake up and realize, i've got to come forward. >> reporter: russell heckler was an alternate jury. >> it was the right decision. >> he said the prosecution did not prove caylee was murdered. >> they didn't show us how caylee died. that was important. >> reporter: heckler objects there was some sort of horrific accident. >> overall, i think the family knows a lot more than what came out at the trial. >> reporter: the judge will sentence casey anthony on four misdemeanor charges of lying to police. she's already spent nearly three years in jail.
water. >> reporter: and big electricity users like the university of maryland baltimore are being asked to cut down on their electricity usage. and health officials are also making door-to-door visits to the elderly. reporting live from druid hill park, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> and be sure to stay with wjz and wjz.com for the latest on the record-breaking heat. just the first warning weather forecast, 24 hours a day on our website. >>> our other big story today, president obama comes to maryland to make his case to raise the debt limit. wjz has complete coverage of the president's visit. vic carter spent the day in college park. and jessica kartalija has more from the college campus. he has the president's message as the deal creeps closer. good afternoon, vic. >> hi, kai. the president came with a lot already. he's managing wars and conflict in iraq, afghanistan, and libya. and here's at home -- here at home, he's locked into the battle every on the debt ceiling and adding to the budget. after that, he came directly to hear from voters and their concerns and how they run
is a big month for weddings. so many l.a. brides walking down the aisle this weekend are now sending out traffic advisories to their guests and staying near their church the night before the ceremony. listen to poncherelli. >> ponch. chips. >> chips is saying stay away. goodness. >>> coming up on eyewitness news at 4:00. a final memorial. how family and friends are remembering former first lady betty ford. >>> bridge collapse. the dramatic scene. a tour bus plunges to the ground. what went wrong. the weather is perfect for almost anything going on. tim williams is updating your first warning forecast. >>> for instant updates and first warping stories, click wjz.com. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> that's our cruise ship, mary, tim, let's go. >> is it? >> recent those carnival colors? i don't think that's a carnival ship. >> any ship is giad ship to get on on a day like this. >> and i would tell you your itinerary very, very happily. >> nice. >> love boat. that's what i wanted to do for my life. >> i could see mary doing that, yes, cruise dect doctorror mary. we're looking at very calm conditions on t
is a balanced way to break the stalemate. >> it's an opportunity then to go ahead and think big. >> the group of bipartisan senators is proposing a package that cuts $4 trillion from the deficit. the plan also reduces federal programs like medicare and medicaid. it shrinks the tax code to three categories, limits some tax deductions and could bring changes changes to social security payments. >> let's actually take this moment and see if we can rally around something that can tumly move forward. >> if we can help in the debt ceiling debate by producing this product. >> the game has drawn support from both parties, but it's too complex for congress to pass before august 2nd deadline. >> the white house spokesman indicated that the president would sign off on a short-deal term, but only if it wraps up on a big deal both sides can live with. but any compromise would be a tough sell to some republicans. >> and the only clear path to raise the debt ceiling that has passed either house of congress, is the cut, cap and balance act. >> reporter: lawmakers have less than two weeks to find common groun
, ever. >> reporter: so the two big sticking points are that the republicans have a balanced budget amendment in their version. and they also want another vote in this sometime in january, which would put us in the same scenario. senate democrats have their own plan. ask they expect to take a vote on that sometime over the next weekend. reporting live, mike hellgren. >> wjz is following this very important story. we'll bring you the latest developments as they unfold. check in tonight at 11:00, for a complete wrap-up. >>> updating breaking news for you now. a helicopter crash. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene. let's go to mike perry for the latest. >> reporter: hello, mike. we're in the 4,000 block of conowingo. a huge helicopter has apparently landed hard. and chopped off its tail. you can see it has collapsed onto the ground. all three main rotor blades are broken. the aircraft has crashed down onto its left side. and you can see some damage to the cockpit area of this very small, single, two-engine -- or single-engine, two-passenger helicopter. at this point, it is not clear
wjz.com. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> i think the big question tonight is, what dish? maryland gets hammered 2? >> it is. we had a very -- as you know, you were on that story last night. we had very violent storms roll through here last night. and we will see these right on through tonight. around 9:00 or 10:00. before we start to see some calming down. take a look at first warns live doppler radar. you can see a lot of these storms rolling on through. the entire wjz viewing area is affected by flash flood watch in effect. and a severe thunderstorm watch in effect through 9:00 p.m. tonight. and now we have flash flood warnings in effect roughly until about 6:45. and now severe thunderstorm warnings now. just a lot of rain. the entire area is going to see these thunderstorms rolling on through here. they're moving very slowly. so they're capable. producing maybe 1 to 2 inches of rain. and that does create the problems for flash flooding. so if you do see some standing waters, turn around, don't drown. don't try to go through standing water. you don't know how deep it is. and if it's moving wa
. to inform voters. >> i don't care how many misinformation big lies they put out. the people in this state are going to vote against the dream act in november. >> reporter: more than enough. that's how state election officials describe the number of valid signatures on the petition to block the dream act. only about 56,000 names were needed. the state received more than double. >> we were watching the campaign as well. >> reporter: charlie carter works at progressive maryland, which represents the students. she says there are many more who support the dream act. >> 56,000 people find. i believe it's an issue of fairness. >> reporter: in all, though, the state says the required number of signatures are valid on the petition. there could still be some legal challenges to the referendum. back to you. >> gigi, thank you. the petition against the dream act is the first time in almost 20 years that voters have put a law to a statewide referendum. >>> bad news on the employment front tonight. the nation gained new jobs but not enough to cut into the unemployment rate. jessica kartalija is in the
by baltimore companies. ask candy. and said other big baltimore -- the other big baltimore connection. is that driver. >> just sinking to me. you said, 160 miles an hour. >> that's right. >> 160? >> 160. >> don't tell jabari that mark is going to drive number 68. he still thinks he is. >> i want to see me drive. >> the indy cars for the big race, they're racing on sunday. this is one of the support series. their big race is going to be on saturday, labor day. at the inner harbor, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. back to you in the inner hill. >> they run from $2800 each. >> i want one of those cars. >>> baltimore and the orioles are teaming up. we need your help. during this weekend's stand, take nonperishable foods. the wjz family will collect your donations at the gate. friday, you can meet don, adam, ron, and andrea. saturday, you can meet vic, me, bob, mark, gigi, tim and pat. and sunday, you can meet denise, mary, jeff, stan and mike hellgren. all part of wjz's continuing community commitment. >>> and here's one of the stories we're working on. >>> i'mandy clark -- i'm andy clark
but how and why remains a big mystery. derek valcourt is live in the newsroom with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: lauren giddings disappeared more than a week ago. the howard county woman had just graduated. police believe the body found in her apartment complex last week may have been hers but they still haven't made a positive i.d. because the body was apparently badly mutilated. officers spent the weekend dusting for fingerprints. authorities say they have two persons of interest in the case. one of those people was later charged with an unrelated burglary at giddings apartment complex. so far police have made no arrest in her apparent murder. >> giddings graduated down in howard county. >>> the count down is on in just a few hour, the skies over baltimore will light up with dazzling fireworks display. wjz is a proud sponsor of the port of america show. wjv is live downtown. jessica cartalia is in the middle of all the excitement, jess. >> happy fourth of july to everyone out there. there's been so much going on at the harbor, it's been absolutely packed with
. how a big new purchase is doing just that. >>> hot and humid july evening. when will the weather improve? wjz meteorologist bernadette woods is updating your first warning forecast. not that long ago, many families were priced out of an overheated housing market. but the times have changed. get the facts at remax.com. it's a great place to see all the listings in thousands of cities and towns. with lots of houses to chose from and down-to-earth prices the dream of owning a home seems more attainable than ever. find out what an experienced re/max agent can do for you. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >>> out of the ashes. a baltimore city church struggles to rebuild. investigators say the fire started after someone found stolen equipment in the sanctuary. what the church is doing to get back on its feet. >> reporter: hours before sunday services, flames ripped through the greater paradise christian center on the corner of east oliver and north potomac. >> now, two hours later, it's time to rebuild, just focus. and let's get back in here and make it
for me and the rest for you. he replies, we always see little peanuts until we hit the big bricks. >> reporter: officers say he was going to get a shipment of heroin. almost $40,000 worth, and offered protection to a dealer. he said, i mean, the officers shouldn't give a blank because i'm on yalcy all's side. that's a lot of cash. >> we can't give corner to corruption. we can't. and we won't. and we will exhaust every means and every resource. to eliminating it faour ranks. >> police, king kong ain't got nothing on me. >> reporter: on facebook, officer redd says his favorite movie is training day, where denzel plays a crooked officer, who thinks he's above the law. but redd now faces life in prison. >> reporter: and federal authorities arrested four other people and charged them in connection with this case. they are all from the baltimore area. reporting live at city police headquarters, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> mike, thank you. city police contacted the fbi when they first got tipped to the corruption. officer red will be in court friday morning. >>> a federal judg
are adding up to big profits. $200 million a week, from the extra $2 on every ticket sold. a few aren't raising fares. alaska, hawaiian and spirit, who even started a website called don't tax me bro to encourage everyone to fight the increase. but not everyone is hopeful. >> you gotta take it because not a lot else you can do. >> reporter: with the debt crisis taking center stage, it seems the legislative stalemate that caused the shutdown will continue, with no relief in sight for flyers or their wallets. betty nguyen, wjz eyewitness news. >> today, they urged the faa to get back in business putting 1700 more workers back on the job. >>> a roller coaster day on wall street. [ stocks bells ringing ] >> dow was up this morning. dow was down 62. s&p was off 4. but the nasdaq was up a point. let's go to new york right now, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. >>> some upbeat news on the job market helps stocks, despite the debt deadlock in washington. the numbers of americans fell last week to below 400,000 for the first time last month. it's a sign that emplo
end from 1963 to 1971 and was a big part of their 1971 super bowl win. off the field, mackey was the first president of the nfl players association. wjz spoke with sylvia mackey earlier today, about the loss of her husband. >> i'm doing well, thank you. because -- it's not like all of a sudden, he was killed or something was unexpected. i understood the disease. i knew the direction that it was going in. >> you just hope that it takes longer than it does. and he did outlive the average. the average after diagnosis is 7 to 10 years. he was just hitting the end of the 10th year. >> now, sylvia mackey's concern about her husband's condition is responsible for an ongoing study on the long-term effects of concussions on nfl players. >> john mackey was 69 years old. funeral plans are still being finalized. wjz will have more on his passing coming up at 5:00 and 6:00. >>> despite searching through the night, police have still not found that man armed with a gun and a hammer who attacked a speed camera on the beltway. >> reporter: police have now updated the description of the man th
the neighborhood. >> it's pretty big. ought to be caught. >> reporter: police now are trying to do just that. >> we do not have any leads at this time. we're asking for the public's help in reporting any suspicious behavior they may have seen in that area that morning. or anyone who they may know who is talking about this crime. >> reporting live in towson, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. kai, back to youful. >> mike, thank you. anyone with information is encouraged to call baltimore county police. or baltimore crimestoppers. >>> if you're waiting for somebody to get home from work, let's check on the roads. here's kristy breslin. >> hi, mary. hi, everyone. a couple of accidents there to update you on. if you are traveling northbound 95, we have an accident, just past the aberdeen exit. the delay all the way back to riverside parkway. whitemarsh, philadelphia road at niewpts road for another accident. and southbound 895 accident there, approaching the toll plaza. back over to the beltway. 15 minutes on the west side inner loop. from southwestern boulevard, over to liberty road. average speed in th
doors of the legendary human show scattered. a big mess made of david letterman's home away from home. garbage stands and ropes overturned. a ground floor office trashed. >> just can't imagine why anyone would do that. >> called -- someone called 911. >> police say 22-year-old james whitmore who lives in this building is charged with burglary and criminal mischief. whitmore's roommate had very little to say about the incident. >> it's definitely a surprise, but we don't want to talk about it. >> reporter: before this, a worker says, there never seemed to be a need for around-the- clock security out front. >> it's crazy. it's never happened before. i don't know why somebody should do something like that. >> here's david letterman! >> reporter: lucky for letterman, the doors for the studio and set for his show were padlocked. worldwide pants released a statement, the late show set was not accessed. and it will be taping as usual tomorrow. the show was once home to the edsullivan show. the late show with ed sullivan has been here since 1993. after an incident that is sure to give letterm
dismantling a rifle. neighbors were terrified. >> it's a big gun. it wiped us all out. the witness told the police, he said to her, is it bad that i don't feel anything? >> reporter: the witness said that he talked about wanting to shoot someone for months. >> it's a miracle that the officer wasn't seriously injured. >> reporter: tonight, the shooter faces several charges. wjz dug into jordan's background. he served two years at fort riley before honorably discharged. he worked here as a security guard for the past month. he received a psychological treatment this year. he had three suicide attempts, including this month. he'll be behind bars until trial. >>> and jordan faces 11 different charges all together. >>> a presidential story -- the historical society of pennsylvania says that barry landowel took a letter signed by george washington. he and others are accused of taking several items. >>> the ravens could be practicing next week, but training camp can't start until there's an agreement. the players agreed last night, but the agreement isn't ratified. they're going over it and fi
peanuts until we hit the big brick. prosecutors say redd got one of his biggest shipments in what he believes what -- was a secret meeting at outside the exxon at cold spring lane and falls road. the dealer was afraid she would get stopped. he told her give a áááá ll side. a lot of cash. you gotta make sure some áááááá on that. >> we can't give quarter to corruption. >> at city police headquarters, mering mersk -- wjz mike hellgren. >>> the unnamed employee padded his or her electronic time sheet to get overpayments. >>> developers have a little more time to get in the mix for a slot parlor. the city decided to push it back after the mayoral primary. that comes after mayor stephanie rawlings-blake decided to use revenue to reduce property taxes. >>> hair pollution is on -- air pollution is on the rise in maryland. it's ranked fifth worst from coal powered plants. leaders say it's misloading because 70% comes from out of state power plants. >>> the los angeles dodgers is squaring off in a bankrupt court. the league is challenging an offer made to the team by a third party pr
with adults and now, a growing number of kids use them. mobile phones are big business, but the safety is questionable. now, it's said that using a cell phone for a few years doesn't raise the child's risk of brain cancer. >> i like to call my mom and text my friends. >> reporter: swedish researchers looked at brain cancer patients and they weren't more likely to be cell phone users. >> i'm more concerned about the stuff i'm breathing in in the city rather than my cell phone. >> reporter: the study falls short. it doesn't look at the long term impact of the use. >> reporter: if there's concern about young people and mobile phone use, parents should evaluate the usage. >> the child that uses the cell phone at 7 and 12, when they're 47, after four decades of using the cell phone, is the risk highier? >> reporter: some of the other ways to make sure that the children are safe, use the speaker or hands free options or your ear buds. now, back to you. >>> in may,the world health organization called for further studies. >>> so, it's back to work for ravens players. they'll be reporting to tr
will light up the skies and bring in big bucks. taxes on the sale of fireworks generate $1 billion nationwide. some states that ban the sales are reconsidering. massachusetts and maine are looking into legalizing the sale. >>> it's been two years since the great recession ended. the recovery is split between wall street and main street. average americans are dealing with job insecurity and gas prices continue to increase. the corporate america is doing well. profits are up 50%. it's a bigger increase than what's been seen. >>> and prices at the grocery store could come down later on this year because of a bountiful corn crop. farmers have planted the second largest amount of corn in nearly seven decades. over 92 million acres. corn is used in hundreds of food and beverages. that's the money watch. for more news, go to cbsmoneywatch.com. >>> all right, thank you. >>> do you know the reason we celebrate our independence. 58% of americans know when the u.s. declares its independence. that was 1776. one in four americans knew the date, but not that the u.s. gained independence from great britain.
conservative. i think the republicans need to bend a little. >> we don't want the big bank account to back us up. but they're going to do what they want. >> reporter: with 1.6 million marylanders on medicare and medicaid, 860,000 on social security, the consequences locally could be dire. >> if the economy collapses as a result of this inaction on the part of the federal government, sure, it's going to impact baltimore county government. >> these people need to do the job that they were elected to do, just like we're doing here in baltimore county. >> reporter: the message is clear. and marylanders are mincing no words. get this deal done. >> if i'm going to put my social security up, how about you all putting up your future? because that's what you're putting up. you're putting up the future. >> reporter: now, the two maryland republicans in the house now say they will back speaker boehner's plan. reporting live, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, mike. thank you. congress has raised the debt ceiling 10 times in the past 10 years. >>> speaking out for the first time, the balti
. will people be able to take the drugs on a daily basis? >> reporter: but researchers say this is still a big step forward in the fight against a.i.d.s. manuel gallegus, wjz eyewitness news. >> in both sides -- studies, participants were also given counseling and condoms, which may help explain the overall low infection rate. >>> better news from washington today. all of the major markets posted gains. nasdaq up 15. let's go to new york right now, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. >> reporter: the federal reserve is ready to provide another boost to the economy. in testimony today before congress, fed chief ben bernanke said the fed would consider several options to get the economy going again. including a third round of bond buying to keep the interest rates low. rupert murdoch's political empire is vowing to block the bid. analysts say it would have been nearly impossible for the buyout to win government approval, amid the phone hacking scandal in rupert's newspapers. >>> thousands are speaking out about the movie rental company's 60% price hike. most are taki
. >> no matter what age you are, doctors say this kind of heat can lead to big-time problems, especially if you're out working in it. but it's the elderly that are mostly at risk. already an 85-year-old woman and an elderly man have died from heat complications this summer. that's why officials are urging people to check in on their elderly regularly. >> the two heat-related deaths we've had so far this summer have come a few days after a string of code reds. so when you check on your neighbors, check on them, the day of the code red. but also check on them the day after and the day after that. >> reporter: fatigue, heavy sweating, muscle cramps, headaches, nausea. all signs doctors say the heat is taking its toll on you. baltimore city is opening its cooling centers, where city residents can come in to chill out and get the air conditioning and ice water. >> reporter: and ice water really should be your buzz words in this type of severe heat. doctors say you need to hydrate yourself plenty. make sure if you're outside, you're taking plenty of breaks to try to stay in the shade as much as possi
pretty soon. captain mike perry, reporting live. >>> getting the road ready. workers get a big step ready to prepare for the grand prix. megan mcco-corkle shows us crews are -- mccorkell shows us they are hard at work. >> reporter: they are already setting up this grandstand. it's just the first step in a major transformation down here. >> reporter: the streets of downtown baltimore will soon look -- >> how about that? >> like this. the baltimore grand prix, now just weeks away, but to get from here to here, you have to start here. >> people are going to be amazed when they see baltimore around the world. >> reporter: martin stenk designed the two-mile track that will run along the inner harbor and along camden yards. >> what we're building is almost a small city within a city. >> this year, the parts of the race track will be surrounded by a race track wall. and protected by fencing. >> we have been doing these street races for more than 30 years. >> reporter: starting tonight, crews will begin working on light street, on the inner harbor. next week, work begins on conway street, from li
, you will be really perspiring big time. unfortunately, by friday, i think the dew point is probably going to be around sept, maybe 72. and temperature, mid- to upper 90s. means it's going to feel like 100 to 105 on friday afternoon. which means we'll probably have a heat advisory, but not anything beyond that at this point. 77 in oakland. 92, d.c. locally, mid- to upper 80s as you can see in a few places at the 90-degree mark. north winds, very light. nice dry air mass. tomorrow, the winds are going to start turning back to the south and southwest. ahead of the front. with heat and humidity back here to the southwest. start moving our direction. tomorrow will be a few degrees warmer than today. friday afternoon, probably upper 90s and sticky. there may be a thunderstorm that will help cool things down, briefly at least. that's what we're hoping for. essentially, the hot and humid weather will return for about two to three days. by saturday night, this front approaches and more storms possible. and a little cooler as you think for sunday. we have a new tropical storm don, each tho ou
summons. >>> new records show airport security breaches are still a big problem. lawmakers want to know why this is happening, even with the billions of dollars spint on security. >>> more than 25,000 since 2001. >> they demanded answers from the transportation transportation security administration. >> the u.s. has spent billions of dollars to revamp airport screening. and the t a insists, the problems amount to less than 1% of the $5.5 billion screened in the past years. >> tsa's goal is to stay ahead of the threats while protecting passengers' privacy. >>> a security breach is broadly defined. it can be anywhere from a checked bag being misplaced. >> just this past week, a cleaning crew found a stun gun on a jet blue airplane at newark airport. in june, a passenger was arrested after using an expired boarding pass to fly across the country. this latest comes. and the tsa is already taking heat for its aggressive policy. and screening machines that see through clothing. the tsa insists all of it is necessary to protect the flying public. sandra hughes, wjz eyewitness news. >>> homelan
like this made number 14, marcus harvel, a basketball star. but off the court, he was known for his big smile and outgoing personality. >> he was a very, very remarkable young man. he was motivated. he was motivated. >> reporter: marcus's aunt corin said he had big dreams. but that was taken away after marcus was shot in the chest and killed at this complex. >> the family is very sad. it's a little unreal. >> reporter: investigators say they're looking into the possibility that marcus and a friend were playing with a gun. so far, no charges have been filed. >> they believe it was an accident. but again, right now, the investigation is still ongoing. >> reporter: it just sounds like there's a lot of questions. >> reporter: cliff reese, marcus marcus's aau corch, comes to offer support at the home. >> i've known marcus since march. and i just fell in love with the kid the first time i met him. >> reporter: grief over marcus's death has been widespread. >> reporter: friends, fellow classmates and teammates quickly showed an outpouring of support for harvel, after news broke that he had bee
. >> reporter: and those additional costs are adding up to big profits. $200 million every week from the extra $22-plus onive $200 ticket sold. a few carriers aren't raising fares. alaska, hawaiian, and spirit airlines, which even started a website this week, called don't tax me, bro, to encourage customers to fight the increase. but not everyone is hopeful. >> you gotta take it because, not a lot else you can do. >> reporter: with the debt crisis taking center stage, it seems the legislative stalemate that caused the faa shutdown will continue, with no relief in sight for flyers or their wallet. betty nguyen, cbs news, new york. >> today, lahood urged lawmakers to pass a bill to put the faa back in business and get more than 70,000 workers back on the job. >>> foreclosure rates for the first half of the year were down. according to the foreclosure listing firm realty track, activity sharply declined in the metropolitan areas by 84%, compared to a year ago. one of the reasons, realty track claims delayed action against delinquent borrowers. >>> the maryland institute college of arts gets a maj
. the biggest opening weekend in movie history. fans lined up at amc lowe's white marsh. big crowds at harbor east, where fion amc intosh and daughter told us they are just wild about harry. >> i just think it's cool the stories she tells. and it's fun. >> reporter: fiona is originally from scottland. >> there's even a real wind in harry potter where you can do a tour on the train so it's cool. >> reporter: this is the eighth and final film in the harry potter franchise. >> it's the end of my childhood. that's how i feel about it. >> i started reading the book when i was in second grade. so this is like my really whole childhood coming to an end. >> reporter: the harry box office toe total is staggering. $488million over the weekend around the world. >> it's very adventurous and outstanding and i think it's so cool how they can actually do all the magic. >> reporter: box office magic for the ages. ron max, wjz eyewitness news. >> harry potter deathly hollows part two took in $92 million on friday. the single biggest day take in movie history. >>> it's overwhelming. >> overwhelming money for
it for all its worth. >>> maryland's largest state employees union is getting a big infusion of cash but not everybody is happy about it. the maryland chapter of the affscme will collect fees. they are permitted under a state law passed two years ago. the move is expected to bring $4.7 million this fiscal year. that could impact more than 12,000 state workers. >>> maryland lawmakers have announced plans for a special legislative session to work on the congressional districts. lawmakers are expected to come together in october. the special session is intended to redraw districts based on the census results. they are also hoping to bring up the budget and transportation funding. >>> growers are bracing for a potential loss from the stink bug, vineyards are putting an extra effort to keep the pests out of grapes and wine. >> reporter: grapes are just coming on the maryland vineyards and so are brown stink bugs. they're out there. it doesn't take many to cause damage. >> one grape that it poked a hole in starts to rot and it affects all the grapes around it. >> reporter: they have no nat
nights. >> it's a big night for tv. i'm really honored. and for me personally because i got to do six episodes of the sopranos i feel that's a lucky spot. >> and also tonight, a look at the reasons for jennifer lopez and mark anthony's split. >>> and boston is in town for a rematch. >> mark is next with a live ,,,, ♪ whoa, whoa! 10:00 and 2:00, buddy. eyes on the road, right? hands on the wheel. [ male announcer ] the want-it, need-it... stay focused. [ male announcer ] ...gotta-have-it taste of mcdonald's burgers. the simple joy worth waiting for. [ young man ] how's your burger, bro? [ laughs ] [ thinking ]he best, another pet name?les. all right, i'm smart enough to notice that my favorite fresh-brewed mickey d's sweet tea is now on the dollar menu, so i'm smart enough for this. you're the best, too... sweet tea... pie? aww, chipmunk. [ male announcer ] sweet tea and the mcdonald's dollar menu. >>> mark is live at oriole park with the wjz the fan sports report. mark the o's looked good if their last two games. >> two in a row. now the boston red sox are back. they're tired of red
in healthwatch. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> a big step forward in the obama's push for embryonic stem cell research. they blocked should from moving forward. a lawsuit claims research violated the ban. the obama administration argued the embryos were privately harvested so the ban doesn't apply. >>> a new billboard is turning heads in indianapolis. it compares hot dogs to cigarettes. warnings, hot dogs can wreck your health. the sign comes from the committee. the billboard is an effort to get consumers away from processed meat. doctors say processed meat can cause cancers. they recommend veggie dogs over traditional hot dogs. >>> calorie listings on restaurant menus may actually help you eat healthier meals. one in six fast food customers has bought lower calorie meals since the introduction of nutrition labeling in the u.s. researchers polled more than 15,000 customers at fast food chains in new york, where calorie counts are required by law. >>> easing concerns about mobile phone use and radiation. they do not increase the risk of cancer risk in children and teens. >>> like most of her friends, 1
traffic. >> reporter: richie highway is a big and busy road. and cara's family and friends say they want more police presence here to help people cross the street. especially while the carnival is attracting hundreds every night. >> reporter: somebody needs to do something. i'm all about carnivals. it just needs to be handled better. >> reporter: and anne arundel county police say there is an officer at the early heights intersection now. reminding walkers to be careful when they cross that street to go over to the carnival. denise, back to you. >> all right. thank you very much, gigi. >> reporter: police say there is also a sign near the carnival, alerting drivers of the carnival and people crossing the street. >>> good news for fans ever phillips seafood. alex demetrick reports, it turns out, phillips is just moving down the block. >> reporter: for 30 years, phillips has been serving up meals and memories at the light street inner harbor, when the family announced they were shutting the restaurant down in september, it stunned regulars. >> that's shocking to me. >> yeah, very sad. >> w
. >> reporter: marcus's aunt said he had big dreams but all of that was taken away wednesday afternoon, after marcus was shot in the chest and killed inside this brooklyn home complex. >> it's a little unreal. >> reporter: investigators say they're looking into the possibility that marcus and a friend were playing with a gun. so far, no charges have been filed. >> they believe in abstinence. but again, right now, the investigation is still ongoing. >> it sounds like there were a lot of questions. >> cliff came to offer support to marcus's family at their home. >> i fell in love with the kid the first time i met him. >> reporter: grief over marcus's death has been widespread. >> friends and teammates quickly showed support after he was killed. >> reporter: a facebook page is now set up for friends to mourn. they're still trying to understand how this shining star was taken away so quickly. >> this is really senseless. >> reporter: police say they're still waiting to hear from the state attorney's office to find out if any charges will be filed in this case. vic? >> reporter: monique, thank you
. it's his first big league start. he pitched in relief for the chicago cubs the last two years. orioles hitters will face harrison. the os have lost 13 of their last 19 games. that includes a brutal beating in arlington last night. chris jakaboskis got six outs while allowing six runs. these guys are filling in because brian mattis and the others have struggled. the result right now, a 13-4 defeat. but the starting rotation that seems to be falling apart, andy mcphail referred to it as a step backward. >>> golfer tiger woods would like to take a step forward with his career but an injured leg is keeping him from doing that and tiger announced he will not play the british open. he says he will miss his second consecutive major on the advice of doctors as he continues to heal from injuries. we last saw woods in competition in may after just nine holes, he walked off the course because of pain. tiger says he's not sure when he'll play again. >>> finally, excellent goal from the women's world cup in germany, ellen white gets her foot on the ball for a perfectly placed shot. she was
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